INTRODUCTION

EaStEr iS aLmOsT hErE! Whether you celebrate it as a religious holiday, are only in it for the gifts and family, or don't celebrate it at all, we all love this time of year when chocolate eggs and marshmallow peeps are filling the shelves. So, to satisfy your sweet Easter cravings, here are my two favorite Easter-themed recipes!

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NOTE 1: I do not own any of these recipes, nor are they sponsored by the creator. But I can tell you one thing: They are me approved!

NOTE 2: I tried to make these recipes accessible and easy for everyone, so they are in metric and customary form, and they have information on calories, common allergens, and if the recipe is vegan. Please forgive me if my customary to metric conversions were wrong, I used an online table and I have no clue how accurate it is! If something is terribly wrong, just send me a postcard, and I will fix it ASAP. I would love feedback!

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EDIBLE PEEPS PLAYDOUGH

To play with or to eat, whatever this recipe is, it's good. My cousins and I mad it when we were little, and we would make two batches. One to gobble up in less than a minute and one to play with! I had forgotten the recipe for the longest time, but I rediscovered it on Tumblr by diy-stims!

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FAST FACTS:

Calories: About 10-25 plus 28 x # of peeps
Common allergens: Dyes (depends on the type you chose,) dairy
Prep time: About 10 minutes
Cook time: About 20 seconds
Oven temp: No oven involved
Gluten Free
Not vegan

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 or more marshmallow peeps, any color
  • Varying amount of powdered sugar
  • Varying amounts of coconut oil or cooking oil

DIRECTIONS

1. WASH YOUR HANDS! This is important if you are going to play with it and then eat it. Try to play with it on a clean surface to avoid getting sick. Gotta avoid those germs!

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2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt your peeps on high for about 20 seconds. Cook times depend on microwave wattage, so if you have a microwave with lower wattage, you will have to put it in for longer.

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3. Add a tiny bit of oil and a little sprinkle of powdered sugar. Start off with a little bit, but as you knead the dough, pay attention to the texture. If it is too dry and it clumping, add a few more drops of oil and knead. If it is too wet and messy, almost like batter instead of dough, sprinkle a little less than a handful of powdered sugar.

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And that's it! Simple, easy, and hella delicious.

"HE'S ALIVE" BUNS

These yummy treats, also regularly known as "Abracadabra buns," were reinvented by dltk-holidays.com with a Christian backstory.

So basically, it's supposed to represent Jesus' empty tomb after he had risen. It's hard to explain without explaining the entire recipe, so I'll tell it at the end.

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FAST FACTS:

Calories: Depends on...everything
Common allergens: Dairy is definitely included, but it depends on the type of dough you buy.
Prep time: About 15 minutes
Cook time: Follow instructions on the biscuit package
Oven temp: Follow instructions on the biscuit package
Not Gluten Free UNLESS you purchase gluten-free biscuit dough
Not vegan

INGREDIENTS

  • One package of refrigerated biscuit dough
  • 1 1/2 cups or 340 grams of completely melted butter
  • One giant marshmallow for every roll you would like to make
  • 1/2 a cup or 100 grams of cinnamon sugar

DIRECTIONS

1. Put your melted butter and cinnamon sugar in two separate small bowls.

2. Prepare the biscuit dough as if you are making biscuits, but use a spoon to make a pocket big enough to fit one of the marshmallows.

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3. Dip a marshmallow in the melted butter, then rotate it in cinnamon sugar. Stuff it into a biscuit dough piece (idk what to refer to them as, but you prepared them last step) and follow the directions on the package as of where to put them, some call for a baking sheet, maybe parchment paper, it all depends. Repeat as many times as necessary. Make sure the marshmallows are completely wrapped in the dough and there are no spots where you can see the inside of the biscuit.

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4. Repeat the thing you did with the marshmallows, but this time with the dough on them, Dip the biscuit in the butter and then into the cinnamon sugar. Repeat until you're out of rolls. Get more supplies if needed.

5. Take it from here, package instructions! They'll tell you how long to cook it, what temperature to cook it at, just trust them.

6. After cooking, you can frost them I guess if you want.

The story is interesting and will make sense when you take a bite and realize that you shoved a marshmallow into the dough, but it seems to have disappeared and the pastry is hollow. This is supposed to represent that Jesus' body was in the tomb (or in this case, a biscuit) and he rose from the dead, leaving people confused but delighted. You are confused when you realize it is hollow, but you're delighted that the marshmallow made the bread ten times more delicious.

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Or if you're not Christian, you can still enjoy them in the wonder that the marshmallow has vanished.

Stay tuned for part two!